Fifa corruption: US Department of Justice expected to reveal fresh allegations of widespread corruption

Reports claim the testimony by Chuck Blazer, made in 2013 in a plea bargain over money laundering, fraud and racketeering will be published

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The US Department of Justice is expected to reveal fresh allegations of widespread corruption at football's governing body this afternoon.

Reports in the United States claim the testimony by the disgraced former Fifa oligarch Chuck Blazer, made in 2013 in a plea bargain over money laundering, fraud and racketeering will be published this afternoon.

Mr Blazer was on Fifa’s Executive Committee for more than 20 years, and was number two to the shamed Jack Warner at Fifa’s CONCACAF region governing North American and the Caribbean.

 

Mr Blazer became an FBI informant four years ago, to avoid liability for a multi million dollar tax bill, and secretly recorded his former colleagues at the London Olympics in 2012.

His testimony is thought to be the key evidence in the arrests made in Zurich last week, and since then in Paraguay and Trinidad.

US Department of Justice officials hope that the arrests will allow them to gather evidence to implicate outgoing Fifa President Sepp Blatter in the two decades worth of widespread corruption they allege happened under his leadership at Fifa.

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